Talkin' Cloud http://talkincloud.com/rss.xml en How the Cloud Shift Can Drive IT Procurement Strategy http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/how-cloud-shift-can-drive-it-procurement-strategy <div class="field-byline"> Eric Christopher, CEO, Zylo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, the role of IT procurement has changed, largely due to the introduction of SaaS and other cloud- based delivery models that have changed the way organizations select and deploy technology. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/how-cloud-shift-can-drive-it-procurement-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/how-cloud-shift-can-drive-it-procurement-strategy#comments Cloud Computing SaaS (Software as a Service) Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:18:00 +0000 61311 at http://talkincloud.com 2016 Global Security Report: Botnets Behind Escalation in Malware Activity http://talkincloud.com/blog/2016-global-security-report-botnets-behind-escalation-malware-activity <div class="node-body blog-body">Botnets are making malware and spam campaigns more accessible than ever, notes AppRiver's 2016 Global Security Report.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/2016-global-security-report-botnets-behind-escalation-malware-activity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/2016-global-security-report-botnets-behind-escalation-malware-activity#comments Guest Bloggers appriver botnet cyber aggression malware mobile malware spam campaign Talkin Cloud Blog Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:19:00 +0000 61271 at http://talkincloud.com Threat of Cyber Attack Is Biggest Fear for Businesses http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/threat-cyber-attack-biggest-fear-businesses <div class="node-body article-body">After cyber attacks, the threat of a data breach ranked second among global business fears.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/threat-cyber-attack-biggest-fear-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/threat-cyber-attack-biggest-fear-businesses#comments Cloud Computing Security Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:03:00 +0000 61301 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Launches General Availability of Kubernetes on Azure Container Service http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/microsoft-launches-general-availability-kubernetes-azure-container-s <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Azure announced on Tuesday that Kubernetes is now generally available on its Azure Container Service (ACS).</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/microsoft-launches-general-availability-kubernetes-azure-container-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/microsoft-launches-general-availability-kubernetes-azure-container-s#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing and Open Source Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 61291 at http://talkincloud.com Verizon, Yahoo Cut Merger Price by $350 Million After Hacks http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/verizon-yahoo-cut-merger-price-350-million-after-hacks <div class="node-body article-body">The acquisition, now valued at $4.48 billion in cash, is expected to close in the second quarter, the companies said in a statement Tuesday. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/verizon-yahoo-cut-merger-price-350-million-after-hacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/verizon-yahoo-cut-merger-price-350-million-after-hacks#comments Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Cloud Computing Security Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:50:00 +0000 61281 at http://talkincloud.com Friday's Last Word: BitTitan CEO Geeman Yip http://talkincloud.com/last-word/fridays-last-word-bittitan-ceo-geeman-yip <div class="node-body gallery-body">Geeman Yip is the CEO of BitTitan. Here's what he is like outside of the office. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/last-word/fridays-last-word-bittitan-ceo-geeman-yip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/last-word/fridays-last-word-bittitan-ceo-geeman-yip#comments Last Word Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:14:00 +0000 61261 at http://talkincloud.com Zero One: States Woo Cybersecurity Pros http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/zero-one-states-woo-cybersecurity-pros <div class="node-body article-body">States must recruit cybersecurity pros to fend off hackers targeting their valuable data. Virginia is in the vanguard, while others fall behind.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/zero-one-states-woo-cybersecurity-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/zero-one-states-woo-cybersecurity-pros#comments Cloud Computing Security Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:30:00 +0000 61251 at http://talkincloud.com New CompTIA Report Says the Future of the Channel Is Now http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/new-comptia-report-says-future-channel-now <div class="node-body article-body">CompTIA's latest IT Industry Outlook report shows the future of the channel is brighter than ever.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/new-comptia-report-says-future-channel-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/new-comptia-report-says-future-channel-now#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Research Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:07:00 +0000 61241 at http://talkincloud.com The Doyle Report: Specialty Partners Are Fueling the Growth of Vertical Software Vendors http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/doyle-report-specialty-partners-are-fueling-growth-vertical-software- <div class="field-deck"> Accounting and ERP vendor Intacct is an example of a company thriving with unconventional partners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The success of "specialty partners" begs the question: what will the channel of the future look like?</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/doyle-report-specialty-partners-are-fueling-growth-vertical-software-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/doyle-report-specialty-partners-are-fueling-growth-vertical-software-#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:20:00 +0000 61231 at http://talkincloud.com Uberimages/iStock/Thinkstock Quick Podcast: Get to Know the E2 Hybrid Backup Solution for Small Businesses http://talkincloud.com/blog/quick-podcast-get-know-e2-hybrid-backup-solution-small-businesses <div class="node-body blog-body">Advanced technology meets ease of use in the E2 backup solution for small businesses. E2 protects the entire data footprint of your small-business clients both on-site and in the cloud. It includes hardware, software and a full year of backups in the cloud, all for one low subscription price.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/quick-podcast-get-know-e2-hybrid-backup-solution-small-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/quick-podcast-get-know-e2-hybrid-backup-solution-small-businesses#comments Guest Bloggers Carbonite E2 hybrid backup and recovery Talkin Cloud Blog Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:56:00 +0000 61221 at http://talkincloud.com Deloitte Launches AWS Cloud Practice with SAP Focus http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/deloitte-launches-aws-cloud-practice-sap-focus <div class="node-body article-body">Deloitte says that the joint partnership will help clients gain insights through industry-specific, pre-configured analytical solutions built by Deloitte and powered by SAP HANA and AWS.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/deloitte-launches-aws-cloud-practice-sap-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/deloitte-launches-aws-cloud-practice-sap-focus#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Services Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:59:00 +0000 61211 at http://talkincloud.com How Data Storage is Changing - and What It Means for MSPs http://talkincloud.com/cloud-storage/how-data-storage-changing-and-what-it-means-msps <div class="node-body article-body">NoSQL, in-memory computing, software-defined storage, cloud storage, container-ready storage and other trends are significantly changing the approach MSPs should take to data storage.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-storage/how-data-storage-changing-and-what-it-means-msps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-storage/how-data-storage-changing-and-what-it-means-msps#comments Cloud Storage Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:18:00 +0000 61201 at http://talkincloud.com a-image/iStock/Thinkstock Salesforce Consulting Partner Program Updates Incentivize Deeper Engagement http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/salesforce-consulting-partner-program-updates-incentivize-deeper-enga <div class="node-body article-body">Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh, senior vice president of partner programs at Salesforce, talks updates to the Consulting Partner Program. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/salesforce-consulting-partner-program-updates-incentivize-deeper-enga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/salesforce-consulting-partner-program-updates-incentivize-deeper-enga#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:50:00 +0000 61191 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Tries Again in Healthcare, This Time With Cloud, AI http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-tries-again-healthcare-time-cloud-ai <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft unveiled the new effort ahead of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference next week.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-tries-again-healthcare-time-cloud-ai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-tries-again-healthcare-time-cloud-ai#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Services Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:34:00 +0000 61181 at http://talkincloud.com Uberimages/iStock/Thinkstock Stop the Hard Sell and Focus on Cloud Business Outcomes http://talkincloud.com/iaas/stop-hard-sell-and-focus-cloud-business-outcomes <div class="field-deck"> Why one AWS customer fielding sales calls from other cloud vendors stays loyal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Before speaking at the AWS Sales Kickoff this week, Solodev CTO and Amazon customer Shawn Moore talks about why he continues to stay loyal to his cloud vendor.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/iaas/stop-hard-sell-and-focus-cloud-business-outcomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/iaas/stop-hard-sell-and-focus-cloud-business-outcomes#comments Cloud Computing IaaS Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:59:00 +0000 61171 at http://talkincloud.com Verizon Said to Near Yahoo Deal at Lower Price After Hacks http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/verizon-said-near-yahoo-deal-lower-price-after-hacks <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to the discount, Verizon and the entity that remains of Yahoo after the deal, to be renamed Altaba Inc., are expected to share any ongoing legal responsibilities related to the breaches.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/verizon-said-near-yahoo-deal-lower-price-after-hacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/verizon-said-near-yahoo-deal-lower-price-after-hacks#comments Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Cloud Computing Security Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:55:00 +0000 61161 at http://talkincloud.com IBM, VMware Partner on Hybrid Cloud Channel Offering http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/ibm-vmware-partner-hybrid-cloud-channel-offering <div class="node-body article-body">The new integrated services allow IBM partners to provide a “one-stop shop” for migration of on-premise VMware platforms to the cloud. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/ibm-vmware-partner-hybrid-cloud-channel-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/ibm-vmware-partner-hybrid-cloud-channel-offering#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Cloud Computing Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:19:00 +0000 61151 at http://talkincloud.com Three Takeaways from SaaStr 2017 http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/three-takeaways-saastr-2017 <div class="field-byline"> Tim McCormick, CEO, SaaSOptics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now in its third year, SaaStr has become the “must attend” event for anyone running or investing in a SaaS business. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/three-takeaways-saastr-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/three-takeaways-saastr-2017#comments Cloud Computing SaaS (Software as a Service) Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:15:00 +0000 61141 at http://talkincloud.com Google Launches Public Beta of Managed Database Service Cloud Spanner http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/google-launches-public-beta-managed-database-service-cloud-spanner <div class="node-body article-body">Google has launched the public beta of its relational database service Cloud Spanner on Tuesday to help its cloud customers maintain consistent databases between data centers.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/google-launches-public-beta-managed-database-service-cloud-spanner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/google-launches-public-beta-managed-database-service-cloud-spanner#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:19:00 +0000 61131 at http://talkincloud.com Zero One: Cybersecurity, a Business Challenge http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/zero-one-cybersecurity-business-challenge <div class="node-body article-body">In the frenetic push to digitally transform business or to innovate ahead of the competition, the risk of exploitation runs high. Line-of-business executives must work more closely with cybersecurity pros than ever. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/zero-one-cybersecurity-business-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/zero-one-cybersecurity-business-challenge#comments Cloud Computing Security Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:09:00 +0000 61121 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Calls on Countries to Keep Civilians Out of Cyberhacks http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/microsoft-calls-countries-keep-civilians-out-cyberhacks <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Corp. is urging countries to step up protection for civilians from state-sponsored cyberhacking.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/microsoft-calls-countries-keep-civilians-out-cyberhacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/microsoft-calls-countries-keep-civilians-out-cyberhacks#comments Cloud Computing Security Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:21:00 +0000 61111 at http://talkincloud.com 8 Security-Themed Valentine's Day Cards to Send Your Lover http://talkincloud.com/datasheet/8-security-themed-valentines-day-cards-send-your-lover <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/8-security-themed-valentines-day-cards-send-your-lover" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://talkincloud.com/site-files/talkincloud.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/ThinkstockPhotos-487049964.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">If you're away at RSA Conference this week and your loved one is at home, why not show them how much you care with a security-themed Valentine's Day card? </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/datasheet/8-security-themed-valentines-day-cards-send-your-lover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Security Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:07:00 +0000 61101 at http://talkincloud.com AWS Wants to Take Pain Out of Online Meetings with New Unified Communications Service http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/aws-wants-take-pain-out-online-meetings-new-unified-communications-service <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon Web Services continues to win the affections of enterprise cloud customers with the launch of a unified communications service called Amazon Chime.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/aws-wants-take-pain-out-online-meetings-new-unified-communications-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/aws-wants-take-pain-out-online-meetings-new-unified-communications-service#comments Cloud Computing IaaS Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:14:00 +0000 61091 at http://talkincloud.com The Doyle Report: Cisco Reinvigorates Debate Over Best-of-Breed Security Approaches vs. Single-Vendor Strategies http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/doyle-report-cisco-reinvigorates-debate-over-best-breed-security-approaches <div class="field-deck"> Company says that customers rely on as many as 50 different security vendors for protection </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sorry state of affairs has once again raised the age-old question, “what is the best strategy for staying one-step ahead of the bad guys?” Cisco kicked this discussion into high gear recently with a single Tweet.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/doyle-report-cisco-reinvigorates-debate-over-best-breed-security-approaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/doyle-report-cisco-reinvigorates-debate-over-best-breed-security-approaches#comments Cloud Computing Security Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:38:00 +0000 61081 at http://talkincloud.com GDPR Compliance Presents Business Opportunity to Proactive Cloud Firms http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/gdpr-compliance-presents-business-opportunity-proactive-cloud-firms <div class="node-body article-body">Data privacy experts say it’s not too early for cloud providers to start thinking about how they will comply with new data protection rules in the EU before they go into effect next year. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/gdpr-compliance-presents-business-opportunity-proactive-cloud-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/gdpr-compliance-presents-business-opportunity-proactive-cloud-firms#comments Cloud Computing Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:23:00 +0000 61071 at http://talkincloud.com abluecup/iStock/Thinkstock IBM CEO: Immigration and National Security Not 'Either/Or Choice' http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/ibm-ceo-immigration-and-national-security-not-eitheror-choice <div class="field-deck"> In letter to staff, Ginni Rometty defends involvement with President Trump </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent meeting between President Trump and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty addressed immigration, cybersecurity, diversity and job creation. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/ibm-ceo-immigration-and-national-security-not-eitheror-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/ibm-ceo-immigration-and-national-security-not-eitheror-choice#comments Cloud Computing Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:22:00 +0000 61061 at http://talkincloud.com Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Privacy Advocates Celebrate as Judge Rules Microsoft Can Sue the DOJ http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/privacy-advocates-celebrate-judge-rules-microsoft-can-sue-doj <div class="node-body article-body">A federal judge rejects Microsoft's Fourth Amendment complaint, but says it has the right to sue the government over alleged free speech violations.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/privacy-advocates-celebrate-judge-rules-microsoft-can-sue-doj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/privacy-advocates-celebrate-judge-rules-microsoft-can-sue-doj#comments Cloud Computing Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:25:00 +0000 61051 at http://talkincloud.com Zero One: Are You Ready for AI? http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/zero-one-are-you-ready-ai <div class="node-body article-body">More and more companies are seeing the AI light, and if predictions prove right, this could be the year AI goes mainstream.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/zero-one-are-you-ready-ai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/zero-one-are-you-ready-ai#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:51:00 +0000 61041 at http://talkincloud.com A Short-Term View is Hurting Your Business, and There's Growing Proof http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/short-term-view-hurting-your-business-and-theres-growing-proof <div class="field-deck"> McKinsey is investigating how 'short-termism' is costing you money and market share </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Having a long-term view can have a remarkable impact on an organization.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/short-term-view-hurting-your-business-and-theres-growing-proof" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/short-term-view-hurting-your-business-and-theres-growing-proof#comments Cloud Computing and Cloud Services Stocks Cloud Computing Management Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:45:00 +0000 61031 at http://talkincloud.com The Doyle Report: The New Rules for Computing http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/doyle-report-new-rules-computing <div class="field-deck"> VMware’s Ross Brown says cloud and SaaS have transformed business priorities as much as technical ones </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For most of their careers, IT professionals have prioritized things such as infrastructure, security, redundancy, etc. Now? Competitive pressures have them thinking more about functionality, ease-of-use and time-to-market.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/doyle-report-new-rules-computing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/doyle-report-new-rules-computing#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:36:00 +0000 61021 at http://talkincloud.com